• 04. December 2014

    Opening in cinemas in december

    Magic in the Moonlight (4.12.)

    by Woody Allen
    Comedy, USA 2014, 97 min.

    In cinemas

  • 27. November 2014

    NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal in Swiss cinemas

    The ZFF Gala Premiere NIGHTCRAWLER by Dan Gilroy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo opens today in Swiss cinemas.

    The more terrible the images, the better the deal. When darkness falls over the streets of Los Angeles, ‘nightcrawler’ Lou Bloom begins hunting: Car accidents, burglaries, assaults – Lou never misses an ...

  • 20. November 2014

    Opening In Cinemas: MY OLD LADY

    The ZFF Gala Premiere MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz opens today in Swiss cinemas. Kevin Kline embodies Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker. The death of his estranged father seems heaven-sent when he discovers he has inherited a large apartment in Paris. However, Mathias finds, to his great annoyance, that ...

  • 13. November 2014

    In Cinemas Now: Wim Wenders' Doc and a Thriller with Liam Neeson

    The documentary film THE SALT OF THE EARTH sees filmmakers Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado embark upon a journey into a world of striking images as they chronicle the life and work of Sebastião Salgado, who captured the greatest afflictions and awe-inspiring beauty of man and earth in ...

  • 06. November 2014

    Opening today in cinemas

    There are no less than four ZFF films among those opening in Swiss cinemas today. Insufferable businessman Oren (Michael Douglas) meets two women who turn his life upside down in the romantic comedy AND SO IT GOES. Post-war Germany: A young lawyer embarks on an unconditional search in 1958 for ...

  • 23. October 2014

    Cinema releases: DARK STAR, NORTHMEN and WISH I WAS HERE

    Another three ZFF films open today in Swiss cinemas. The Swiss documentary DARK STAR takes us on a journey into the bizarre and sombre world of HR Giger, the offbeat artist responsible for creating the ALIEN creature. A horde of banished and marauding Vikings take us on an action-packed and ...

  • 07. October 2014

    Closing Figures

    The ZFF continues on the road to success. With some 79’000 (previous year: 71’000) visitors, the festival’s anniversary edition saw a renewed increase in ticket sales by 11%. The ZFF also experienced considerable growth in all other areas: 145 films (previous year: 122), 374 screenings (previous year ...

  • 05. October 2014

    Last day of the 10th ZFF

    The last day of the festival continues with a hive of activity in all sections – and shines a spotlight on European arthouse cinema. Families and kids can enjoy the adventure ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA (11:00, Arena 4) and LABYRINTHUS (14:00, Arena 4) in ...

  • 04. October 2014

    The winners of the 10th Zurich Film Festival

    The main juries of the 10th Zurich Film Festival give their Golden Eyes to Uruguay (International Feature Film), Romania (International Documentary Film) and Switzerland (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria).

    The awards go to Germán Tejeira’s UNA NOCHE SIN LUNA (Uruguay), Alexander Nanau’s TOTO AND HIS SISTERS (Romania) and ...

  • 04. October 2014

    Day of the award presentation

    The spotlight falls on Zurich’s Opera House this evening at 20:00 for the prestigious Award Night, which sees the presentation of the Golden Eyes in the three competition categories, the Audience Award, the Critics’ Award, as well as the presentation of the „A Tribute To... Award“ to French ...

  • 03. October 2014

    John Malkovich at ZFF tomorrow

    Tomorrow the two-time Oscar nominated actor John Malkovich (RED, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH) will receive the ZFF’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award and also present, alongside director Matt Shakman, his latest starring vehicle, the thriller CUT BANK, which has been selected as a special ...

  • 03. October 2014

    Day 9 at ZFF

    Irish character actor and action-film star Liam Neeson has travelled to Zurich today to present his most recent title A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Autographs and photos at the Green Carpet in front of the Festival Centre from 20:00.

    Juliano Ribeiro Salgado presents his latest film THE SALT OF ...

  • 02. October 2014

    Leeran Z. Raphaely wins the Film Music Competition

    The US American composer Leeran Z. Raphaely is the winner of the third International Music Film Competition, which took place during the 10th Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle on Wednesday evening. Raphaely received the Golden Eye Award for Best International Film Music 2014 endowed with a CHF 10’000 ...

  • 02. October 2014

    Festival Day 8

    The German-Turkish director Fatih Akin will discuss his work and experiences as a filmmaker at a ZFF Masters session today. He will present his highly anticipated film THE CUT this evening. Get your photos and autographs from 19:45 at the Green Carpet in front of the corso cinema.

     Set ...

  • 01. October 2014

    Additional Screenings

    Due to high demand, ZFF offers additional screenings of the following films:

    FR 3. OKT 18:00 Filmpodium: A MOST WANTED MAN - English with German subtitles
    SA 4. OKT 16:30 corso 3: MELBOURNE - Farsi with English subtitles
    SU 5. OKT 14:00 corso 3 LIFE IN A FISHBOWL - Icelandic ...

  • 01. October 2014

    Seventh Festival Day

    Today, the ZFF’s Golden Eye will be presented to two great personalities from the world of cinema: The film music composer Hans Zimmer will accept his Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Film Music Competition, which hears the entries from the competition’s five finalists played in a live ...

  • 30. September 2014

    Day 6 at ZFF

    Tuesday’s events kick off at 12:00 when Peter Fonda discusses his acting career at a ZFF Talks session in the Festival Centre at Sechseläutenplatz. Entry is free so don’t miss this opportunity to meet an icon of US independent cinema!

  • 30. September 2014

    John Malkovich to Receive Golden Eye Award

    Two-time Oscar nominee John Malkovich (RED, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH) will receive the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award at this year’s festival and also present, alongside director Matt Shakman, his latest starring vehicle, the thriller CUT BANK, which has been ...

  • 29. September 2014

    Tribute to... Award Goes to Claire Denis

    This year’s Zurich Film Festival A Tribute to... award goes to the French screenwriter and film director Claire Denis. This will be the first time that a female French filmmaker has received a ZFF award. Claire Denis will collect the Golden Eye in person during the Award Night at ...

  • 29. September 2014

    5th day of the Festival

    Day 5 of the ZFF 2014 sees the premiere screening in the "Focus" competition section of the high-octane German hacker thriller WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE. Director Baran bo Odar and actors Tom Schilling and Antoine Monot Jr, co-founder of the ZFF ten years ago, present their film ...

  • 28. September 2014

    Sunday at ZFF

    Actors Benicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac and director Andrea Di Stefano attend the ZFF today to present their latest thriller ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST. Photos and autographs in front of the corso cinema at 18:00. This is immediately followed by the premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu ...

  • 27. September 2014

    Third day at ZFF

    A Saturday of cinema. More than 30 premieres spanning all sections of the festival programme are on the agenda today, including several special treats like the world premiere screening of Belinda Sallin’s DARK STAR (20.30, Le Paris), and the world premiere screening of NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA (20 ...

  • 26. September 2014

    Second Festival Day

    ZFF’s second day offerings include a bundle of films and a gathering of glamour on the Green Carpet. Michael Shamberg, producer of pictures such as PULP FICTION and ERIN BROKOVICH, accepts the Career Achievement Award at the cinema corso and presents his most recent film WISH I WAS HERE ...

  • 25. September 2014

    Opening day

    ZFF opens today with a celebratory screening of GET ON UP in the presence of the film’s director Tate Taylor and leading actor Chadwick Boseman. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga and Zurich’s Mayor Corinne Mauch will be among the scores of guests expected. Interviews and autographs at the Green ...

  • 24. September 2014

    Films from India in the New World View

    This year, the "New World View" section is dedicated to new independent Indian cinema. A new breed of independent filmmakers is currently reaching beyond the Indian subcontinent’s Bollywood tradition to bring forth debut works that create waves both within and outside India. The programme is varied: From such international ...

  • 23. September 2014

    TVision for Series Fans

    The ZFF presents in its new TVision section six (mini)series that signal new trends and have garnered attention from the global TV world. Tickets for all screenings in the new TVision section are now available free of charge from all points of sale or online via our website! It ...

  • 23. September 2014

    Two Cancellations

    The ZFF regrets to announce the cancellation of two guests. The German cameraman Michael Ballhaus, who was due to speak at a ZFF Masters session on Saturday (4.10) at the Filmpodium, is unable to travel to Zurich for health reasons. Tickets already purchased for this event will be refunded ...

  • 20. September 2014

    16 World Premieres

    16 Films celebrate their world premieres at the 10th ZFF. The films include productions from Sweden, Norway, the US, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and South Africa.

  • 18. September 2014

    Fatih Akin at ZFF Masters

    Director Fatih Akin will present his latest film THE CUT on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Zurich Film Festival. The film will be screened as a Gala Premiere at Kino corso on October 2nd. Fans and cinephiles have the opportunity to gain insight into the German director's ...

  • 18. September 2014

    'Women of Impact' Juliette Binoche and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard

    Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche will be the guest of honor at the Zurich Film Festival 'Women of Impact' dinner on Friday, September 26. This unique event acknowledges those of unique talent and singular dedication who have risen to the top of their field. Despite the strides women have made ...

  • 16. September 2014

    Zach Braff to attend ZFF

    The US American multi-talent Zach Braff is coming to the Zurich Film Festival. Braff will present on Friday (26.9.) at the cinema corso 1 his most recent production WISH I WAS HERE, in which he plays the leading role and for which he wrote the screenplay. He also directed ...

  • 12. September 2014

    IRAQI ODYSSEY screens "Out of Competition"

    Initially announced as participating in the International Documentary Film competition section,  Samir's IRAQI ODYSSEY (3D, CH 2014) will now screen out-of-competition as a work-in-progress in the "Special Screenings" section.

    Due to an extremely tight completion deadline, several technical errors occurred during the film's post-production. Director Samir noticed the ...

  • 10. September 2014

    Antonio Banderas will present the thriller AUTÓMATA

    Antonio Banderas will present his latest film AUTÓMATA at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Friday, September 26, together with director Gabe Ibáñez and Producer Sandra Hermida.

    The science fiction thriller AUTÓMATA is set in 2044: The world is on the verge of ecological collapse; robots are ...

  • 09. September 2014

    Susanne Bier, Steve James and Stefan Arndt as Jury Presidents

    The Zurich Film Festival screens first, second and third directional works in its three competition categories International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria. A jury of experts assesses each of the new productions.

    Each of the juries presents the Golden Eye in its respective category during ...

  • 08. September 2014

    European Premiere of NIGHTCRAWLER with Rene Russo

    The crime thriller NIGHTCRAWLER, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, will have its European Premiere in Zurich as the Center Gala screening at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 30th. Rene Russo (THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, RANSOM, GET SHORTY, LETHAL WEAPON 3) will be on hand ...

  • 05. September 2014

    Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson to present ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST

    Academy Award winner and Best Actor Award winner at Cannes Film Festival Benicio del Toro (TRAFFIC, CHE, THE USUAL SUSPECTS), Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES series, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA) and Claudia Traisac (AMANECER EN ASIA) will present Andrea Di Stefano’s directorial debut ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST at this year’s ...

  • 04. September 2014

    Photographer Peter Lindbergh and film star Cate Blanchett open exhibition at Festival Centre

    Important guests at the Zurich Film Festival. At the invitation of IWC Schaffhausen, the German star photographer Peter Lindbergh and the Australian film star Cate Blanchett will attend the ZFF. Together, they will open an exclusive exhibition at the Festival Centre with photographs by Peter Lindbergh. In the evening, Cate ...

  • 03. September 2014

    ZFF 72 Talent Contest

    An exciting race against time: For its 10th anniversary, Zurich Film Festival launches the „ZFF 72 Talent Contest“. Participants – either individuals or teams – are given 72 hours to create a film clip with a specified theme lasting no longer than 72 seconds. ZFF wants to rouse film fever in young ...

  • 02. September 2014

    Prominent ZFF Gala Premieres

    Together with the Competition section, ZFF’s Gala Premiere section forms the core of the Zurich Film Festival, and once again features numerous prominent names. Among the approx. 30 productions in this year’s line-up are new films from such international directors as François Ozon, Ulrich Seidl, Mia Hansen-L ...

  • 01. September 2014

    Music Biopic GET ON UP as opening film

    Zurich Film Festival kicks off its 10-year jubilee edition on September 25 with the biopic music film GET ON UP from director Tate Taylor. The film tells the life story of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Young star Chadwick Boseman plays the charismatic singer. Chadwick Boseman and Tate Taylor ...

  • 28. August 2014

    World Premiere of swiss film NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA

    The historical spectacle NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA celebrates its world premiere at the 10th Zurich Film Festival. Director Claudio Fäh and producer Ralph S. Dietrich as well as the stellar cast, including Tom Hopper, Ken Duken, Ed Skrein and the Swiss Anatole Taubman will present the viking saga in ...

  • 27. August 2014

    ZFF to honor producer Michael Shamberg with Career Achievement Award

    Two-time Oscar nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“ERIN BROCKOVICH, PULP FICTION, THE BIG CHILL, CONTAGION, A FISH CALLED WANDA, DJANGO UNCHAINED) will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ award for career achievements in cinema at this year’s Festival.

  • 21. August 2014

    Liam Neeson joins 10th ZFF

    Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, at this year’s Zurich Film Festival. The film has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema ...

  • 18. August 2014

    Diane Keaton to receive Golden Icon Award

    Diane Keaton will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Keaton will present her latest film, the romantic comedy AND SO IT GOES, directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, which has been selected to screen ...

  • 14. August 2014

    ZFF announces first Gala Premieres

    The 10th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announces its first Gala Premieres: The drama MANGLEHORN by David Gordon Green, the tragicomedies BIRDMAN by Alejandro González Iñárritu and MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz, the documentary film NATIONAL GALLERY by Frederick Wiseman, the dramas THE CUT by Fatih Akin ...

  • 18. July 2014

    Zurich Film Festival meets OrangeCinema

    Zurich Film Festival will once again make a guest appearance at OrangeCinema and present on August 4 an outstanding production from its 2013 programme. The two Golden Globe and eleven Emmy Award-winning drama LIBERACE - TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFUL will be screened in Zurich. Set against the ...

  • 17. July 2014

    MIELE in cinemas from today

    The Italian/French co-production MIELE hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Better known for her performances in such films as RAIN MAN, HOT SHOTS and LAMPEDUSA, this film represents Italian-born Valeria Golino’s debut as a feature film director. It was screened as part of the 9th Zurich Film ...

  • 10. July 2014

    L'AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT hits Swiss cinemas today

    The thriller L'AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT hits Swiss cinemas today! Based on the novel  ‘Incidences’ by highly successful French writer Philippe Djian, the film was created by brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu and screened as a Gala Premiere at last year’s Zurich Film Festival.

    Following a passionate ...

  • 08. July 2014

    TV series at Zurich Film Festival

    ZFF TVision presents the international trends

    TV is experiencing a new golden age thanks to creative, innovative series and mini series featuring top-class casts. The 10th Zurich Film Festival will remain abreast of this new development by introducing the out-of-competition "ZFF TVision" section, which will present on the big ...

  • 01. July 2014

    Hans Zimmer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Composer Hans Zimmer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Zurich Film Festival. German-born Hans Zimmer, one of the most innovative, creative and celebrated film music composers and producers of our time, will receive the award personally on October 1, 2014 in the frame of the International Film Music ...

  • 19. June 2014

    Drama FRUITVALE STATION in Cinemas

    Ryan Coogler's drama FRUITVALE STATION opens in cinemas across German-speaking Switzerland today. The 28-year-old director’s debut picture was screened as part of Zurich Film Festival’s International Feature Film Competition. This multi-award winning US indie production had already caused a sensation at Sundance and Cannes.

  • 12. May 2014

    TREATMENT AWARD - Support for authors from SRF and Telepool

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zürich collaborate with Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) to present the second Treatment Award. In doing so, these long-term partners highlight the importance of screenwriting in Switzerland. Authors are invited to submit a feature-film treatment with a strong link to Switzerland on the ...

  • 10. May 2014

    Frame – making cinema more enjoyable

    The second issue of “Frame” will be released on Sunday with Nicole Kidman on the cover. The publication’s key topic is the 67th Cannes Film Festival and its Opening Film „Grace of Monaco“. An essay explains how Cannes became the world’s most important film festival. Gilles Jacob ...

  • 06. May 2014

    Continual Festival Growth and Team Expansion

    Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has continually grown since its inception, and in just a few short years it has become one of the largest employers in the Swiss film sector. The first ZFF in 2005 took place with a team of just four full-time and five part-time employees behind it ...

  • 24. April 2014

    New festival centre


    The great support from Zurich's Lotteriefonds enables ZFF to buy a brand new festival tent. It will have it's place on the Sechseläutenplatz in the heart of Zurich and will serve as the Festival Centre for the next decade.


  • 22. April 2014

    Alexandra Roach in Zurich

    Only two days until the screening of ONE CHANCE @ Platzfäscht! And we're more than excited to announce that leading actress Alexandra Roach will be present at this special premiere!

  • 09. April 2014

    ONE CHANCE screened at Platzfäscht

    ZFF Gala premiere ONE CHANCE will be screened will be screened open air as a part of the inauguration celebrations of the brand new Sechseläutenplatz on April 24, 2014 at 20.30. The entry is free! Get a ticket at www.platzfä


  • 03. April 2014

    A LONG WAY DOWN in Swiss theaters

    Zurich Film Festival presents the film adaption of the Nick Hornby classic A LONG WAY DOWN in collaboration with DCM, the Swiss producers of the film

  • 28. March 2014

    Indian Cinema: Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood

    ZFF focuses on the development of a promising national film scene in its New World View section. This year’s guest country is India. Emerging from the shadow of the subcontinent’s mass cinema Bollywood tradition and enjoying growing national success is a young, independent film scene with productions that ...

  • 26. March 2014

    3rd International Film Music Competition - enter now!

    What would Sergio Leone’s "Once Upon a Time in the West" be without the man with the harmonica? Who doesn’t reminisce over Holly Golightly’s enchanting window frame performance of “Moon River”? The theory that music is as integral to every film production as the images themselves is ...

  • 06. March 2014

    IWC Schaffhausen to be ZFF’s New Co-Partner

    Zurich Film Festival is delighted to announce its new co-partnership with the time-honoured Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. Zurich Film Festival has found in IWC a partner with a long list of engagements in the film industry and a committed supporter of film.

    Festival Co-Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri ...

  • 24. February 2014

    New film magazine FRAME available now

    FRAME is finally on the market! The new film magazine for Switzerland will be released quarterly as a supplement in the NZZ am Sonntag. It can also be purchased at k-kiosks and as an E-Paper on iTunes. The next edition will be released May 11, 2014.

  • 21. February 2014

    New Film Magazine FRAME

    NZZ am Sonntag and Zurich Film Festival launches a new Swiss film magazine. FRAME takes a quarterly look behind the scenes of the film and entertainment industry and provides in-depth reports about its most important players. The first edition appears on February 23 as a supplement in the NZZ am ...

  • 18. February 2014

    ZFF optimises competititon structure

    ZFF rearranges its competition section into three categories: International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria.

    The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25,000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and International Documentary Film Competition by two ...

  • 09. February 2014

    Call for Entries starts February 15

    Only few days until the new festival season officially starts! Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox.

    We're looking forward to receiving many exceptional film entries. For more information regarding submissions, please contact Thao Duong or click here.

  • 05. February 2014

    The countdown has started - only three weeks left until the release of FRAME

    NZZ am Sonntag and Zurich Film Festival unveil the film magazine FRAME, hot off the press on February 23! With 140'000 copies, the most circulated film magazine in the German-language realm will be published four times annually and included as a supplement to the NZZ am Sonntag. FRAME will ...

  • 04. February 2014

    A LONG WAY DOWN celebrates Swiss premiere

    Hollywood returns to Zurich on February 11 - Zurich Film Festival presents the film adaption of the Nick Hornby classic A LONG WAY DOWN in collaboration with DCM, the Swiss producers of the film. Two of the most popular film stars and leading actors of the film will be present at ...